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Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood, California

For our Dead of the Day we head out to another incredible Wall of Sound show from the Hollywood Bowl in 1974. The show rips out of the gate with Promised Land, fed by Jerry’s torching guitar, Keith’s awesome fills, and just all around hot playing. Tennessee Jed and Me and My Uncle follow, both so good. A Sugaree comes out next, as sharp and pleading as ever. Jerry’s guitar stands out as always, but Phil is also really present in the mix, providing strong bombs setting off everyone else’s contributions. One of the prettiest versions of Jack Straw emerges afterwards with some rolling runs that are just out of sight. Similar things could be said about the Mississippi Half-Step...